Obama Gets Cranky About Alpha Kappa Alpha

Why didn't Obama want to go to an AKA event on the campaign trail?

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It’s not a good week for Alpha Kappa Alpha. For starters, the group’s national president, Barbara McKinzie, may be forced out following allegations that, among other “financial misdeeds,” she “used the organization’s money to commission a $900,000 ‘living legacy wax figure’ of herself," as reported in the Washington Business Journal.

And then there was the New York Times Magazine cover story on Valerie Jarrett this weekend, which opened with an anecdote from the campaign trail, in which Jarrett wielded her trusted-advisor power to convince Barack Obama to go to an Alpha Kappa Alpha event—an event he desperately didn’t want to attend.